Gas prices have you down?
Thursday, May 11, 2006, 08:54 AMRe-energize America – Perspectives on solving global warming and ending oil addiction
With rising gas prices, indications that global warming may be reaching a "tipping point" of no return, and continued instability among the world's largest oil-producing nations, it's time for America to look at long-term solutions for our energy future.
You're invited to an exciting (and FREE) town hall to inform and engage Americans on this important issue. Join representatives from the business, faith, conservation, and farming communities for a town hall meeting on solutions for global warming and oil dependence.
Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, National Council of Churches
Tim Wagner, Nebraska Department of Insurance
Dale Bryk, Natural Resources Defense Council
John Hansen, National Farmers Union
Introduction by Mayor Mike Fahey
Moderated by B.J. Reid, Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
May 25th at 5 PM
Milo Bail Student Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sponsored by the National Council of Churches, Natural Resources Defense Council and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger
Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 08:55 PM"We have the means, we have the capacity to eliminate hunger from the face of the Earth in our lifetime. We need only the will." - John F. Kennedy
AID will screen The Silent Killer: The unfinished campaign against hunger on Friday, April 28th starting at 7pm. We are currently organizing a discussion to follow the film. Further details will be announced!
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AID officers needed for Fall 2006 Term!
Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 11:04 PMAs you know, AID is a non-profit, non-partisan student organization which seeks to promote International cooperation and global awareness. AID has accomplished many great events here at UNO, including: Town hall discussions, videoconferences, and just recently the FREE screening of a powerful documentary. We have a few students who will be graduating, or other various events, and we're in need of new AID members to fill the slots! If you are interested please contact me, at jnpiatt(at)gmail.com, as soon as possible for further information.
The open positions will be:
Vice President - Media
Vice President - Events
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Free Screening: The Peacekeepers
Monday, March 20, 2006, 06:09 PMAmericans for Informed Democracy presents an exclusive viewing of THE PEACEKEEPERS.The Peacekeepers is a powerful new documentary about the United Nations' mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Please come to the Dodge Room in the Milo Bail Student Center on
Friday, March 31st at 8 p.m.
Come see the movie, eat some popcorn, and meet some other students who, just like you, are interested in International issues! Free refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Click here for more information about the documentary!
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Monday, March 20, 2006, 11:30 AMDue to the weather, this evening's meeting will be cancelled. AID officers will meet sometime this week (TBA), in order to prepare for the upcoming event.
Our next scheduled meeting is: April 3rd!
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Senior Political Analyst added to the team!
Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 12:00 AMAID-Omaha is pleased to announce a new AID member! The position of Senior Political Analyst has been filled by John Greise. John will be responsible for publishing opinion pieces in the school and local paper in concert with AID events. He is a wonderful addition to the expanding AID-Omaha team and we are honored to have his support!
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Announcing: New Speakers at UN videoconference.
Monday, February 27, 2006, 10:17 AMWe are pleased to announce that the following speakers have been added to the panel for tomorrow's videoconference:
Gillian Sorensen, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
Susannah Price, BBC Correspondent to the United Nations
Dr. Abdelkader Abbadi, former Deputy Director, Security Council, United Nations
Linda Fasulo, UN Correspondent, United Nations
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Videoconference: The Future of US and UN Relations
Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 11:12 AMAID-Omaha announces our next initiative: The Future of the US and UN Relations.
We begin this initiative with a videoconference on February 28th from 11:00 to 12:30pm in the Eppley Admin. Building, Room 202.
This videoconference will highlight many important issues, such as: What is the future between the US and the UN? How can the UN be reformed to better meet the security, development, and environmental challenges of the twenty-first century? and Should the US participate in the ICC?
Please join us for this free event and listen to the key-note speaker, Dr. Phil Meeks from Creighton University. Other Participants in the videoconference will be: Honduras, Germany, El Salvador, Uruguay, and other US sites.
Suggested reading for the event:
US Priorities for a stronger, more effective United Nations
Budgets, Bolton, and UN Reform: Looking Forward to 2006
This event is FREE and open to the public!
Questions? Please contact aidomaha[at]gmail.com
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Discussion on Hope Not Hate continues.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006, 01:17 PMSalam (in Peace)!
I think Margaret has "pin-pointedly" diagnosed the situation about the perception of Islam and "main-steam" Muslims in the west. As an Islamic Speakers Bureau of Nebraska (ISBN) speaker, I encounter this phenomenon very frequently. I find a "main steam" American very confused about the political scheme of events and hungry for more and accurate information on Islam and the Muslim community (other than the media-fed politically motivated "skewed" information). She has rightfully pointed out that, like any community, the Muslim community is as diverse in their people and opinions.
If the media and people with their "vested interests" use the actual and perceived "bad deeds" and "criminal" activities of an extremely small bunch of 1.5 billions Muslims to be in a very "defensive" position about their faith, which Muslims know is opposite to the perception, and attack their faith (Islam) then the whole 1.5 billions of Muslim will resent that (no body wants to be in a defensive situation).
The irony is that the well educated and people with access to "all the information in the world" pretend to be so ignorant about the religion of 1/5th of the world. I call that "the deliberate ignorance". However, after living here in North America, I also know that most of the people (NOT all!) do it because they don't know better. For them, we Muslims should provide every opportunity to learn and be educated about Islam (not "force" them to accept it, because the real Islam doesn't believe in "forced submission"). We don't have to agree with each others beliefs, but we MUST respect each other. If the God wanted, he could have very easily Created us all with the same faith, but in His Infinite Wisdom, didn't choose to do so, and we should respect that.
Just as Margaret has pointed out, associating words like "Muslim" and "Islamist" to these terrorist criminals (e.g., Muslim terrorist, Islamist, etc.) is distortion of the truth and extremely offensive to ALL 1.5 billion Muslims. We Muslims have a long and proud history that people are not hearing and don't know about it.
As far as her (Margaret's) walking away from the meeting full of observations and full of questions, please let me know if I could be of any help. I think even if a single person has walked away from that town hall meeting with the true knowledge, then I think it was worth it. Jenn, I congratulate you and commend you for arranging the meeting. May the God Bless you for it. Thank you very much!
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New AID Officers Elected
Monday, January 30, 2006, 09:18 PMAID is extremely excited to announce our new officers for the upcoming year!
Treasurer: Jay Filipi
Secretary: Rhaym Keel
Vice President - Events: Katie Zimmer
Vice President - Media Relations: Carey Johnson
President: Jenn Piatt
Check out our Officers page for more information.
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